People & Places

This season's essential fashion-wear revealed: Wine!

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Oenophiles rejoice! A collaboration between Australian scientists and artists has produced the ultimate wine lover's accessory - wine you can wear.

An interview with Ant Moore: revealing the future of wine and why he’s a bit of a maverick

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Ant Moore. He’s Aussie, but makes wine throughout the Antipodes, specializing in the Marlborough region of New Zealand.  His wines are highly sought after by savvy imbibers the world over.  These aren’t just any wines either.  They sing of origin. They frame their place. They are elegant, styled, and full of grace.  What follows is an interview I conducted with Ant via e-mail. 

CL:  What is your guiding philosophy on vines and wines?

Shaw and Smith create a Sauvignon explosion in the Adelaide hills

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Two guys with little left to prove and plenty to drink are the Adelaide Hills based duo, cousins actually, Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith MW.Image from shaw and smith wines

Two cousins in the Adelaide Hills-Shaw + Smith


The Best Wine I Drank Last Week (Wine & Weather)

A bottle of cold pinot grigio made by Hardys
Above, a photo of The Best Wine I Drank Last Week.
Yeah? What are you looking at, mate? You got a problem with that?
So — it's a bottle of Hardy's Pinot Grigio. I drank it alongside a plate of scampi, freshly defrosted, which was itself The Best Meal I Ate Last Week. I drank it in an oddball country pub full of model Spitfires. I drank it while wearing T-shirt, shorts and fluffy white disposable slippers.
Yes. The kind you get when you go to a health spa.